Gowling WLG (Canada) LLP

Life Sciences Department

Nationwide - Canada
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With over 150 professionals around the world, Gowling WLG’s Life Sciences Group has the technical expertise required to understand the unique challenges you face throughout your life cycle.

We work with your business, intellectual property, human resource and regulatory teams to provide guidance and support in key areas of life sciences – from patent protection, clinical trial protocols and agreements and drug submissions to licensing, financing, employment, research and development, pricing and more.

Fully immersed in the sector, many of us have life sciences-related degrees and have spent time in our careers as scientists. This means we have the hands-on experience required to truly understand your operating environment, commercial needs and challenges.

The areas we cover include:

  • Clinical trials and drug manufacturing agreements
  • Drug pricing and reimbursement
  • Freedom to operate opinions
  • Labelling, advertising and distribution
  • Licensing, development and commercialisation agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Patent and brand protection and litigation
  • Risk management, product liability and litigation
  • Pharmaceutical services and healthcare
  • Regulatory law
  • Acquisitions, mergers spin-outs and disposals, fund structures and initial public offerings (IPOs)
  • Tax
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Government relations


Norman, John (Head of Department)

Creber, Anthony

Norman, John